Dalton Ray Garris, Jr., 65, of Kinston passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at UNC Lenoir Health Care. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Bryant Garris and parents, Raymond Hawkins and Dallas Jenkins Hawkins.
He was a mail carrier for the US Postal Service and served his country as a member of the North Carolina National Guard. Dalton was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was a member of British Chapel Original FWB Church. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, tinkering in his yard and fishing.
He is survived by his sons, Chris Garris and wife, Deanne of Farmville and Kevin Garris and wife, Rachel of Dover; grandchildren, Christina Edwards and husband, Richard of Fountain and Brandon Garris of Farmville; great-grandchildren, Zoey Edwards and Lucas Edwards; brother Donnie Garris and wife, Ann of Dover and special canine friend, Speedy.
A graveside service with military rights will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 18, 2020 at Griffin Family Cemetery, Dover, NC.
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